You have extremely limited rights in "ideas" without first obtaining patents or contractual rights. A Non-Disclosure Agreement, or NDA, is an example of obtaining legal protection for your ideas through contract. While many sites offer general NDA's, I would advise hiring an attorney to draft an NDA to specifically protect YOUR idea. From a practical perspective, you likely need an established relationship to get an experienced investment company to sign an NDA and, thus, should probably limit...
Hi Thousand Oaks,
A corporation cannot represent itself in court even if you are taxed as a sole proprietor (which is what I believe you have indicated from your question). If you have not filed articles of incorporation or organization to form a Corporation or LLC with the state and merely filed a DBA and remain a sole proprietorship this is a different matter you can represent yourself.
You can file for conversion with the secretary of state and may be able to keep your old EIN. Generally these types of conversions are tax-free conversions, as I.R.C. §351 states: General rule. No gain or loss shall be recognized if property is transferred to a corporation by one or more persons solely in exchange for stock in such corporation and immediately after the exchange such person or persons are in control (as defined by §368(c)) of the corporation.
Nonetheless, it would be wise to...
You "can" sue for pretty much anything; the operative question is your second, whether the court will take it seriously. The answer again, is yes but I believe you are asking whether there is a likelihood an award of damages would be made. That is more fact specific and requires a consultation with an attorney. There are many intellectual property attorneys in your area and here on avvo.com if you go that route. Good luck!
This is an interesting question but it really depends on the case. If it was a personal injury matter with a lot of money on the line there would likely be many lawyers willing and able to take the matter on contingency, making legal funding unnecessary. So this situation would be reserved to a complex case where there are not other obvious sources of funding (because legal lending is often at high rates). In such a case, I am always interested in the pursuit of justice, which if warranted,...
In this case, where you state you understood there was no guarantee, it's unclear to me why you feel mislead. Did they say you would not need a down-payment in order to succeed following their plan? If so, you may be reasonable to request a refund but legally, it is doubtful you would have much of a claim. In any case, a further confidential consultation would be required in order to determine whether there are grounds to request a refund. I would suggest you use your time to raise the capital...
In order to stop him you would need to obtain a temporary restraining order from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. You have a right to privacy, a right to your image, and perhaps other claims that could allow a judge to order your ex not to release the video.
I agree with Frank here. Based on your fact pattern, the first point of inquiry is whether you need a permit or license of some kind, and you should consult a lawyer privately regarding your business plan.
Best of Luck,
Nate Kelly, Esq.
There are a number of defenses to red light tickets. I believe the Red Light Camera Defenders of Orange County are now in the Bay Area. I would reach out to them or another experienced traffic attorney to help you with this matter.
The general regulation for curbs painted red in LA county is no stopping, parking or standing so the question at hand is whether there is a lack of enforcement or material information indicating the curb was painted red for purely decorative reasons. If there is evidence that there was no intention for the red curb to signify no stopping or parking you may be able to have the ticket reversed. Good luck!